Los Carneros AVA
Napa Valley, North Coast
The Los Carneros AVA (also known as Carneros AVA) straddles both Napa and Sonoma counties in northern California. Located north of San Pablo Bay the area is cooled by the fog and breezes coming off the ocean. The cooler climate makes it a popular growing region for varietals like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It is also known for its sparkling wines with industry giants like Taittinger’s Domaine Carneros having a home base in the region.
The AVA was granted its official status in 1983, but the area’s first winery (Bouchaine Vineyards) was first established back in the 1870s. The region stretches 90 square miles and most of the more than 1000 acres under vine, are planted on low-lying hills. The area is named for the sheep that even today help to naturally control weeds in the area. There are almost a 100 wineries in the area with many having outstanding tasting rooms.
Make sure to see our featured wines from the Carneros region below, which have been featured in our various wine clubs.
Topophilia Wine Company
An up-and-coming wine producer in Sonoma Valley, California, Jess Wade honors his love of the land with Topophilia Wine Company and its boutique collection of site-driven Pinot Noirs.
Topophilia, Greek for 'A love of place,' is a new small-production win ...Read more...
“Like many winemakers, I am really interested in bringing out the terroir of a certain area or vineyard."
If ever a small winery fitted the parameters of a true Garagiste winer ...Read more...
A true family affair, Poundstone Winery stays true to their farming roots and their connection, not only to the land, but also to each other
Founded in 2013, Poundstone Winery is a family owned and operated wine ...Read more...
Growing exceptional grapes for over 30 years in the Carneros region
The dichotomy that is Truchard Vineyards has become the largest vineya ...Read more...